Three new species of Leptanilloides Mann from Andean Ecuador ( Formicidae : Leptanilloidinae )

@inproceedings{DonosoThreeNS,
  title={Three new species of Leptanilloides Mann from Andean Ecuador ( Formicidae : Leptanilloidinae )},
  author={David A Donoso and Juan Manuel Vieira and Alexander L. Wild}
}
We report three new species of the ant genus Leptanilloides from Andean Ecuador. Leptanilloides nomada sp. n. and L. caracola sp. n. are described from the worker caste, the latter from a unique specimen; L. nubecula sp. n. is described from workers, males, and two gyne subcastes previously unknown for the entire subfamily. Phenotypic variation in morphological characters in the new species L. nomada and L. nubecula is more plastic than suggested by the traditional generic diagnosis. These… CONTINUE READING
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